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16 February 2017: Breedplan, Bloemfontein

12 October 2016 : Stockman School, Aldam

24 May 2016: Klerksdorp

The presenters of the successful  "Practical Genetics Day": Johan Styger from BTB Simmentalers, Michael Bradfield from Breedplan and Jurie Naude from de Heus.

The workshop was well attended by leading Simbra/Simmentaler breeders and Society personnel. The organisers were pleased with the attendance of several new and upcoming breeders. Johan presented lectures covering the planning and selection for increased genetic progress and increasing EBV accuracy. Michael dealt with the golden triangle of Bwt, CED and CEM. Jurie's lecture dealt with the economics of feeding and increasing the bottom line.

28 October 2015: Gaborone

Johan presented an intensive one-day Breedplan course to an audience of farmers and industry leaders at the Agricultural College. The attendants were versed in bull buying for profit.

17 October 2015: Schoemansfontein

Christiaan Duff of Angus Australia lecture entitled "Getting the most out of your cow herd through selection for fertility" was one of the highlights of the year.

Christiaan also inspected and evaluated the BTB cow herd. His international experience in cow herd fertility and efficiency assisted BTB to further refine our breeding goals.

24 & 25 September 2015: Schoemansfontein

Johan photographed at the annual high school training day. "Principles of Judging" presented by Danie Erasmus and "A Soft Introduction to EBV's" presented by Johan Styger.

6 July 2015: Ghanzi Show

Photographed at the Barclays AgriBusiness Function Ghanzi on 6 July 2015 where Johan’s presentation was entitled "Genetics and the Breeding of Beef Cattle for Profit.

From the left: André Potgieter - Head of Business
Banking, Barclays Bank Botswana
Johan Styger - BTB Simmentaler
Reinette van der Merwe - Managing Director
Banking, Barclays Bank Botswana

30 June 2015
On 30 June Johan delivered his new EBV lecture series at a Judge’s Course in Windhoek, which was also attended by breeders from across Namibia. The new course comprises four lectures, covering the basics up to selection indexes.

Study Tour
Johan recently tagged along on a Seedstock Producer study tour of Australia.

The visit included:
ABRI and AGBU in Armidale           [click for link]
The Angus Society                        [click for link]
Palgrove Charolais                        [click for YouTube video] All About beef
Brahman Society in Rockhampton   [click for link]
Gyranda Santa                             [click for link]
Triple B Brangus                           [click for link]
Wirruna Poll Herefords                  [click for link]
Rennylea Angus                           [click for link]

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